Thanks to a cooperative effort between Mercy Health Centers and students from the University of Arkansas, hospital gift shops will be installing full integrated RFID scanners for maximum ease and efficiency. Hospitals may not be able to track surgical supplies in your gut yet with RFID tags, but at least your flowers and jujubes are never missed.
“With the implementation of RFID technology, we’ll be bringing volunteer groups into the high tech world, along with a higher level of automation, security and inventory control,” Michelle Bass, director of compliance and customer relations at Mercy Health System of Northwest Arkansas, said. “We’re very excited about our healthcare transformation taking place, and are ensuring it touches every level of Mercy, right down to the gift shop.”
In addition to incorporating cutting-edge retail technology, the gift shop at the new campus will offer boutique-style items to customers. Available product lines will include Woodwick Candles, Camille Beckman lotions, See’s candy, Willow Tree collectibles and a large variety of nice baby items, among other items.